17 days in Japan Itinerary

17 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Taxi to Shin-Fuji(Shizuoka), Train to Hiroshima
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Tokyo — 7 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Usagi Cafe Moff Rell, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Yokohama Chinatown, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, stop by Akihabara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.
more
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi — 1 night

A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip website.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.
more
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima — 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.
more
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Kyoto — 2 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pontocho District, Hanamikoji Street and Arashiyama. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Pontocho District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then make a trip to Hanamikoji Street.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.
more
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Osaka — 3 nights

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You've added Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Abeno Harukas, Todai-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more) and Nijo Castle (in Kyoto). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
more